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Old 06-02-2005, 08:56 PM   #1
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Default How does it feel to play in the NFL...

I was looking through ESPN Magazine (June '05) today at work and found an interesting article with some comparisons. Here's what it says...
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Bodily Harm
Nebraska physics professor Timothy Gay, (author of Football Physics )

HEAD: When 2 players collide helmet-to-helmet, the force can be equal to getting concked on the head with a 16 lbs bowling ball, one that's been dropped 12 feet above you.

NECK: Making a guy miss is good-unless he grabs your face mask on the way by. The neck torque is what you'd feel if you stuck your head in an industrial-grade washing mackine...and flipped the switch.

HANDS: There's a reason they say a strong-armed QB throws bullets. Catching 10 Brett Favre passes results in the same impact on your hands as 40 bullets fired from a .44-magnum, without, you know, the bloody mess.

KNEES: When accelerating off the line of scrimmage, a 300-pounder's knees absorb about 400 lbs. of force. This is what your joints feel if you jump in the air and land flat-footed. Now do that more than 100 times in three hours.

ANKLES: When a player like Dante Hall makes a hard cut, about 880 lbs. of force shoot through his planted ankle and foot. If applied to a one-ton sports car, this force would make it go from 0 to 60 in 6.3 seconds.
All I have to say about that is ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch, and ouch!!! I don't think I could handle the NFL...lol!!!
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